Rank or Title
Date of Death
4 Nov 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Alfred George Cook, 200573, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died on November 4th, 1918, in hospital at “Afion Farra, Kissar” (Afyonkarahisar), while a prisoner of war of the Turks.
George, as he appears to have been known, had joined the Colours on September 22nd, 1914, and left St Albans with the 1/5th Bedfords for the Gallipoli campaign, during which he was taken ill with dysentery and spent some months in hospital in Egypt.
After leaving hospital he was again in action, and was captured by the Turks on July 20th, 1917. At the time of his death he was to have been an exchange prisoner with Sgt Cleaver, who arrived home safely.
He was buried in Turkey, but his body was later re-interred at the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery in Iraq.
George was the son of Samuel Frederick and Matilda Cook, of 15 Langley Road [now Latimer Road], Luton. At the time of the 1911 he was a butcher living there with his parents, three brothers and three sisters.